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One-on-one support and an engaged honors learning community at Ivy Tech prepare students for junior- and senior-level coursework at some of the best colleges and universities in the nation. That's why so many 4-year schools seek out American Honors students for transfer.

Who should apply?

  • Recent high school graduates and current Ivy Tech students with fewer than 30 completed credits are eligible to apply.
  • Students accepted into American Honors tend to have at least a 3.25 GPA and can demonstrate college-readiness in math and English

Program Components

Honors quality classes.
Small, seminar-style classes are discussion driven with minimal lectures. All classes are led by selected honors faculty.

Transfer options.
American Honors' network of four-year schools actively recruits program graduates - and, in some cases, guarantees admission.

Personal advising support.
Dedicated American Honors advisors help students with their college plan, transfer process, and career exploration.

A community of students like you.
Ambitious, dedicated students find like-minded friends in the diverse American Honors community.

Leadership opportunities.
Students connect classroom learnings with real life leadership in their roles as honors council members, volunteers, mentors, etc.

Professional development.
From resume writing workshops to in-depth career conversations, American Honors prepares students for life after college.


For details on academics, scholarship opportunities, tuition & fees, etc. contact:

American Honors at Ivy Tech, Admissions

Executive Director and Dean for American Honors:
M. Beth Borst

Recent American Honors Students

Robert grew up in New York in a low-income community and decided he couldn't afford to go to college right after high school. After years of working and taking care of his family, Robert decided to return to school and enrolled in the American Honors program. Very diligent in his transfer application process, Robert was accepted to eight top universities and transferred to Stanford University, where he received a full-ride scholarship.

Although Carlos was accepted into his top choice colleges after high school, he could not afford to attend. While at Ivy Tech, he learned about the amazing transfer support and honors classes in the American Honors program. Carlos was admitted to the program and was later accepted to great schools such as Emory University, Purdue University, and IUPUI. He transferred to IUPUI.

London graduated early from high school and enrolled in the American Honors program to seek out more academic rigor, greater challenges, and motivated classmates. A global visionary, London seeks to apply what she's learned at American Honors to expand her horizons internationally through the Peace Corps. London was accepted to a number of her top schools and has chosen to enroll at the University of Pennsylvania.

Recent News

Ivy Tech Valpo to Offer Honors Program in Fall
VALPARAISO - Ivy Tech Community College at Valparaiso will launch a new honors program that will help students save as much as 30 percent to 40 percent on tuition by completing their first two years of college and associate degree at the community college, and afterward transferring to a top four-year university to complete their bachelor's degree. Read more...

Transferring From Community College to Top University Can Be Done: Advice From an Adult Learner
As a nontraditional college student, I understand the worries that come with being an adult learner -- the concern of being significantly older than the rest of your peers, whether you'll be able to keep up with the coursework, and the general concern of finding your place in what is traditionally a "younger person's world." Read more...

Ivy Tech Honors Students Meet with Top Universities to Discuss Transfer Opportunities
WASHINGTON, DC, September 17, 2014 - Today, at the North Meridian campus of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, current students will meet with representatives from top four-year universities to explore the opportunity to transfer seamlessly and complete their bachelor degree. Read more...

Ivy Tech to Expand American Honors Program for More Students
WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2014 - Today, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana announces the expansion of the American Honors program to their South Bend and East Chicago campuses. The American Honors program is a selective, two-year associate degree program for students who want to transfer to leading universities in Indiana and across the U.S. Read more...

The American Honors National Transfer Network

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Member institutions of the American Honors transfer network proactively seek program graduates for transfer. Some institutions guarantee admission if specific success criteria are met, such as a GPA minimum.

A few members of the national transfer network are highlighted below. See the complete list of 4-year colleges and universities in the network at the American Honors website.

Purdue University

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